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Sustaining the Visitor Economy & Environment in Rural Cornwall

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

How can we foster positive synergies between the visitor economy and the natural environment in mid-Cornwall?

About this event

Rural locations provide and alternative location to the coasts for nature-based activities and could benefit from market development.

Tevi and the G7 Legacy team invite you to celebrate the unique wilderness and heritage of central Cornwall with a view to divert visitors from traditional ‘honey pots’ and nurture a sustainable diversification of the visitor economy for Cornwall.

This packed one-day event for visitor economy businesses will showcase the unique natural environment, biodiversity and fascinating heritage of Cornwall’s mid-regions through a series of short talks, workshops and facilitated networking.

A rise in domestic holiday-making and care for the environment are fuelling interest in reducing pressures on local communities, infrastructure and damage to vulnerable ecosystems that could be caused from the explosion in footfall during the peak season.

As an in-person event, we are pleased to offer attendees the chance to talk to other SMEs in the local area, share ideas, build relationships and inspire one another.

Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Who is this event for?

Businesses interested in discovering new opportunities for nature-based visitor experiences and networking with other attractions to better distribute crowds during seasonal peaks.

Agenda Outline

0930 – Coffees & Registration

Introductions from Tevi & G7

Native flora & fauna of mid-Cornwall – Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Break

Free Maps of Cornwall – Admaps

Visitor Distribution App – DataDuopoly

Notable Heritage – Speaker TBC

Lunch

Workshop: Creatively Connecting with Visitors about Nature

Final remarks, tea & coffee

1500 – Close

 

Recent Research

This event draws on findings from researchers at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in early 2021. The project engaged with a range of stakeholders including tourism business owners and providers, land and ecosystem managers, social enterprises, residents and visitors.

A summary and full report is available for download from the University’s Green Futures platform: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/esi/research/projects/sustaining-cios-visitor-economy-and-environment/

 

Where is the G7 Legacy Catchment area?

The G7 Nature Recovery Project identified a catchment area stretching from Luxulyan Valley around Goss Moor and down to the edge of the Roseland. This area has a multitude of unique selling points for visitors to discover and explore.

Further information

This event draws on findings from researchers at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in early 2021. The project engaged with a range of stakeholders including tourism business owners and providers, land and ecosystem managers, social enterprises, residents and visitors.

A summary and full report is available for download from the University’s Green Futures platform: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/esi/research/projects/sustaining-cios-visitor-economy-and-environment/

About the G7 Legacy Nature Recovery Project:

The G7 Legacy Project for Nature Recovery (G7LPNR), in partnership with Natural England, will knit together and restore land and habitats for key species like dormice, marsh fritillary butterflies and willow tits. It will also improve access to nature for people’s wellbeing, improve water quality, sequester carbon and employ skilled staff and apprentices to work with local people and communities.

https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/g7

PM announces new funding for Cornwall to create a G7 legacy for the region – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

About Tevi

Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall’s environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. The programme’s circular economy aspects are led primarily by the University of Exeter’s Business School. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.

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Venue

Ladock Community Hall
Ladock, Ladock, TR2 4PG
Ladock, TR2 4PG GB
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